The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, February 11, 1910, Page 4, Image 4
TIIK NORFOLK AVKKKLY XKWS.,101TRNAL , FRIDAY , FKHKl'AKY 11 , 1010. ii The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal NOWH , hHtabllshed 1881. The Journal , Established 1877. THE HU8E PUBLISHING i COMPANY. W. N. HUBO , N. A. IlUHi- . President. Secretary Every Friday lly mull per your , | 1.50. Entered ut thu postollico at Norfolk , Noli. , IIH second class mnttur. ToloplmnoH : T ITturTaT TJoparlment No. 21 ! . UtiBlnoBB Olllce ( ind Job HOOIIIH No. 11 22. WUH hu worth hunting for ? lx > oU out for another boycott dur ing Lent. Kumc uwnltH the welcoming of the dlHCOvorcr of Dr. Cook. Now thnt Dr. Cook IIIIH been found , what ahull be done with him ? Talk about Herman warships It's German uchoonerH that are popular. Champ Clark Is defending the army mule. Why not let the mule do Us own kicking ? It Is hard to convince some men that they are dead. There's Chauncey De- pew , for Instance. Dr. Wiley says preserved eggs are not lit to eat and certainly those which Laven't been are not. A Norfolk man refused to take elec trical treatment for fear they would charge him too much. The man who brags about his pov erty Is as Ill-bred as the man who Is ashamed of his riches. Will this flood they have been hav ing over in Franco cause a shortage In the Paris green crop ? With taxes to pay for all these in vestigating committees on high prices , It looks like a pretty hard winter. The farmer who wants to keep his boy and girl on the farm must make it a pleasant and attractive place for them. The daughter of the president of the sugar trust in New York is about to marry. She is said to bo a very sweet girl. Miss Marjorie Gould has terribly shocked the New York smart set by announcing that she Is going to marry an American. Every "mistake" thus far found In the Aldrich bill Increases the duty. There are some strange coincidences in this world. Some say its the high cost of liv ing and others declare its the cost of high living that is ailing us. Both are probably right. A suffragette parade in New York city was speedily disrupted when a department store hung out a sign an nouncing $2 silks at $1.9 ! ) . After a Carnegie library full of law reports has been written , the courts may be able to find out whether the meat trust shall be dissolved. head and missing Forty-three sixty-five ing at the Primero , Colo. , mine dis aster , and blood continues to be a lead ing ingredient In our coal and iron. Secretary Halllnger says he will never resign while there is anything to light tor. We see where Mr. Bal- linger's remaining years are to bo passed. The electric fan , which was special' ly designed for hot weather relief , has been found by storekeepers and in public buildings generally a most satisfactory adjunct to ventilation. Fifteen bridges span the Thames river between the tower of London and Hammersmith , but another larger and more magnillcent than any ol its predecessors Is soon to be built. We are in the habit of sneering at the "visionary" man. Yet every great invention , every great good to man kind , the triumph of every right prin ciple has come tlrst as a vision to sonu one. The lirst of last September then were 1,500,000,000 eggs in cold stor age. So says the president of th < warehouse association and it was un doubtedly true , for few of us him seen a fresh one since. Mountain lions are getting trouble some in the Blackfoot country. Thej all know when the African jungles are the center of attraction to Ameri ca's famous hunter , that the coast Is clear hero for special depredations. The most practical part of the pros ! dent's recommendations on railroai rates is that which gives the railroads power to make tralllc agreements subject to the approval of the com mission. " ' Hates so made would hi likely to bo more stable than Individ nal rates. In a short time cars loaded witl freight will bo sent from Chicago ti Havana without breaking bulk. Thi remarkable transportation achieve ment between Florida and Cuba Is tin tlnal fruitage of the oxtraordlnar ; trans-marine development of the plan railroad system. Slneo the removal of the duty on hides and skins the Importation of UK-BO articles hint Increased about one- fourth. The Increase Is largely goat Bklim from the Hrltlsh Kast Indies and South America. In spite of the In crease In Imports the price of shoes and leather goods showH no decline as yet. The demand for agricultural pro ducts Is Inci easing so rapidly that more land Is constantly being brought under cultivation. The era of cheap lands Is gone forever , but there re main vast areas of good land which has never seen a plow. One avenue of relief from the present high prices Is to Increase the productive acreage by opening up these new lands. Two delegates from every state In the union have been Invited by Albert I , the new king of Belgium , to meet In Brussels at the International road builders convention to be held there July 10th. Every state ought to respond spend with its delegates and they should be men who will bo able to prollt by what they see and hear. Uood roads are one of the greatest needs of the United States. The underlying factor In the wheat market which has so far been sue ccssful In holding prices up , is the pronounced disposition of the farmer to exact the maximum price for his wheat. So far through the season he has refused to sell on the declines and has sold only a moderate qunnti ty on the advances. The adjustment between supply and demand has been so closely maintained by this selling policy that the wheat surplus In sight remains abnormally small. Clarence F. Birdseye , who appears to have taken a view of our colleges comporting with his name , complains that they have not advanced In schol arship and efficiency as they have in wealth and numbers. He thinks far better results would be obtained If the same thoroughness were applied to other branches that is practised in athletic coaching. The coach is the only professor who goes after his ma terial with an eye single to results. He knows whether his men drink or not. The present sky-rocket course of farm products is not an unmixed evil to the ultimate consumer. It's going Ip give him more safety from being killed outright by reckless automo- billsts. A pig in the road will look very different this spring than It used to , while cutting a swath through a Hock of spring chickens will be like going up against gold nuggets. This will make automobllists cautious and tanners who are real friends of the common people will see that their pigs and their poultry spend as much time as possible In the public high ways. The Boston Globe is authority for the statement that Maine and New Hampshire receive annually for their summer resort investment more than $00,000,000. A report just completed by direction of the last legislature of Maine credits that state with no IOPB than 10,000 cottages and summer ho tels having a value of ? 40,000,00p. Four years ago by a similar report from New Hampshire's summer re sorts were valued at $22,000,000 and it is estimated that they now have increased to $30,000,000. It pays to be picturesque and attractive even for states. At a recent exhibition of automo biles in New York , no less than eighty- four makes of cars were shown. A few years ago it was a new and strug gling business. Now hundreds of mil lions of dollars are Involved. More , American automobiles are sent abroad | now than are imported. The output for 1010 is estimated at one hundred j and twenty-five thousand cars and this will not fill all the orders. Arizona and New Mexico are look ing forward with Increasing confidence to gaining statehood this year. They have President Taft's assurance that he favors their admission. President Taft Is making far more extensive use of the tariff commission and less vigorous use of the maximum and minimum schedules of the new tariff laws than the organization that put it through congress intended. He has already proclaimed that Great 0 Britain. Italy. Spain , Turkey and Switzerland are entitled to minimum rates. Negotiations are pending with France , Belgium , Holland and the Scandinavian countries. Our com s i- merce with the countries already given is the minimum duties Is well over a billion dollars and those likely to re ceive the same treatment will raise it . half a million more. d s General regret Is felt throughout the nation as well as the state of New York that Governor Hughes should decline to again be a candidate and declare his decision to retire from public life. Few men have been sc highly regarded for their sterling character actor and unimpeachable honesty cou pled with a high order of ability. Mr Hughes has been popularly spoken ol as a presidential possibility in 1U2. ! Ik that as it may , ho has resolved tc resume the practice of law at the close of his present term and try tc place bis family on a safe financial basis. He IIIIH spent $40,000 more than his Hillary in running the executive mansion during his four years as gov ernor. Madrlz , the self-constituted presi dent of Nicaragua , has announced that he Is ready to step down and out as soon as arrangements can be made to elect his successor. The United States does not take kindly to Mmlri/ , rating him no higher that It did He- laya. Like him he Is a rascal and a despot. He has already placed two notoriously bad men In high position. One of them Is a Russian nihilist. The choice of the American irovern- ment for the presidency of that un fortunate little country Is General Es trada. There Is good ground for hope that at the next general election Gen eral Mat radii will be chosen. If he Is , it will mean that Nicaragua enters upon a more peaceful and prosperous epoch In Its history. The pronunciation of the English lan guage Is a source of constant anxiety and irritation to the person who wishes to use It correctly. While It is so widely used that many believe it will not be long before it Is the universal language , each country and section give many words a different pronunciation. In America the New Englander is accused of slighting his r's and giving his a's an unnecessarily broad sound. There seems to be no infallible authority whose word is law In this matter. There is little chance for successful phonetic spelling. After the reform speller has Invented more letters to express the sounds he uses , whose pronunciation shall he follow ? Whatever way we choose to pronounce our "king's English" we may rest as sured that our children will be taught a different way. We do not know how various words will be pronounced a decade hence , we only know it will not be as they are today. THE "S. O. S. " SIGNAL. Out of the mystic atmosphere flash ed an unseen electric spark that spell ed "S. O. S. " to a hundred wireless telegraph stations. Ships at sea also caught the sign of distress the most urgent call that can be sent for help , from a disabled craft. And within a very few minutes help was on the way to the Kentucky , sinking off Cape Hatteras. The government , catching the cry for help , .in turn sent wireless messages - ' sages to a revenue cutter and a battleship - tleship out at sea , directing them to ( the spot where a steamer was going down. I The wonders of electricity and Its t magnificent power are but intthelr in fancy. And each day , almost unfolds some now development for the world to marvel at. What fifty more years may bring forth , no man even dare to forecast. THE PAVING PETITION. The fact that the city council has instructed the city clerk to beging cir culating the paving petition , and that the petition is already being signed by property owners , will have a tenden cy to discount the spirit of fear that has been expressed in some quarters lest the plans to pave this spring fall ) of completion. The mayor and coun cil said the other night that they hope the work will have been finished i before the middle of the summer. | There Is every indication that Mayor Friday hopes to make good his pre vious forecast that July 4 would see Noroflk avenue paved. The paving of Norfolk avenue will mean a very great deal , and to get the street paved this summer will be I particularly beneficial. Thereis , pros- I pect for another big South Dakota land 'opening ' next fall another land rush in which Norfolk again will be the only gateway to the land to be set- tied. That will mean the passing of thousands of strangers through the city again , and the impression that a vast throng of visitors carry away of a city will mean much in the gen eral advertising that results. For several years paving has been one most longed for and most need ed public Improvement in Norfolk. The people of the city would be deep ly disappointed if plans to pave this spring should not materialize , and for that reason the action of the council In hurrying along the preliminary work so that actual paving may begin as soon as the frost is out of the ground , Is greeted with enthusiasm by Norfolk people. There Is no time to lose between now and the beginning of actual work , and the public will applaud every step taken by the council to get things in shape to begin the work. THOSE POLICIES. There Is a whole lot of confusion in the public mind In regard to Mr. Taft and the Roosevelt policies that has no foundation whatever , in fact. There has been a great deal of cheap oratory and more of loose writing in dulged in to give the impression that President Taft was not In sympathy with the ideas of Theodore Roosevelt. It has been boldy asserted that ho has surrendered to "the Interests" and could not bo counted upon to carry on the contest for the general welfare of the people so courageously waged by his fearless predecessor. It is easy to make such charges and if they wore justified by events they would not only bo deplorable but they would call for severe censure. How remote they are from the truth , his-1 lory will verify In no mlstakeahle terms. For the prevent let us bo content to deal Hpei ideally with one Instance' which clearly shows Air. Taft's atti tude toward the Rose1 elt policies and hlH met hods of making them of prac tical effect. We refer to the federal corporation law suggested by Presi dent Taft. Is It as has been asserted a kick In the face of the Roosevelt policies ? Listen to what President Roosevelt said In his message to con gress In December , l ! 08 : "I strongly advocate that , Instead "of an unwise elTort shall be substituted a law which shall expressly permit combinations which are In the Interest of the pub lic , but shall at the same time give to sonle agency of the national gov ernment full power of control over them. " It is in exact line with this state ment of Mr. Roosevelt that Mr. Taft recommends in his federal corpora tion law that the Interstate commerce commission be given power to recog nize certain agreements between rail roads but all of them , however , under the pains and penalties of the anti trust laws. Mr. Roosevelt was an advocate ; Mr. Taft is a constructive statesman plac ing these ideas in concrete form Into the laws of the land. Each man Is doing his own work in his own way. But it Is the same work In spirit and in fact and President Taft deserves the fullest confidence of his country men. HOW ABOUT FREIGHT RATES ? It is generally believed In Norfolk that this city Is discriminated against In the matter of freight rates in favor of Omaha , Lincoln , Sioux City and Frrmont. It is likewise generally believed that the railroads , by refusing to treat Nor folk fairly in the matter of freight rates , are preventing the city's devel oping Into the wholesaling and manu facturing center which its wonderfully advantageous geographical location ought otherwise to make it. There is an interstate commerce commission at Washington whose duty It is to correct discriminations of this kind. kind.Norfolk Norfolk business men believe Nor folk has a case. The News believes Norfolk has a case and that if the case were once brought to the attention of the interstate commerce commission , the city would be given relief. Attor ney Harry Brome , who was employed by the Commercial club two years ago to start the case which later was al lowed to drop , gave It as his opinion that Norfolk was being done a gross Injustice and that he could win the case for the city. Norfolk believes that it will never attain the growth to which its natural advantages entitle it , until the matter of freight rates is adjusted. Two years ago the Commercial club , under A. J. Durland's presidency , start ed a fight for this adjustment. Rail way employes came before the club and requested that the matter be held In abeyance until September of that year , because they said they feared agitation would reduce their wages. The club granted that request. When September came Mr. Dili-land was not at home , and the matter of freight rates was dropped. It has never been taken up since. Norfolk Is now starting a new year. The Commercial club could do nothing of so much benefit to the city as to go after and win more favorable freight rates. And the time seems ripe just now , when Norfolk's territory Is ex panding so that a 'wholesale center is practically demanded here by north Nebraska and southern South Dakota , for the Commercial club to center its efforts upon this one paramount ques tion and throw the real Norfolk spirit of push and enterprise into the move ment with the intention of taking the city out of the small town class and place it where it rightly belongs as the trading center as well as the geograph ical center of north Nebraska. CONSTRUCTIVE STATESMANSHIP. It is easy to decry present conditions and to paint them In dark colors. It requires no master hand to point out tiie weak places and then to draw from all this the deduction that we live in a very degenerate age and that politically , socially and morally we are going to the bad rapidly. It is rather the fad just now in some otherwise very estimable circles to make business of this sort of thing. Now , no one denies that there could be and ought to bo vast improvement in our public and private thinking and living. But he who imagines that the American people are going to crown 1 with laurel leaves mere phophets of evil , however gifted , however honest they may be , Is to have a rude awak ening. It was fortunate that the country had seven years of "arousement" un der the strenuous Roosevelt. It , wrought mightily for good. The people ple are now clearly and resolutely determined that the government shall be conducted upon clean lines by clean men thoroughly Intent upon serving the welfare of the many , rather than the few. They elected President Taft and endorsed the principles of the republican party by overwhelming inti < jorlties because they had confidence in them. There never was a time in the history of the nation when the ' people demanded men of all branches I of political 8cr\ Ice nor a time when the call was more Insistent for Integri ty and a square deal In all departments of administration. I Watchtulncs In these lospoetB IH highly commendable. But the people aie not going to bo swept elf their feet 1 > y thosiO who spend their time In deploring evils and exaggerating them to the exclusion of all else. Hys teria Is weakness. What the country wants Is constructive statesmanship. i The men who help most , are concerned both In lotty Ideals and Integrity of action but also In devising plans which shall effectually promote the progress and the prosperity of thi > entire people ple ; the party which will endure , Is the one which plants Its feet on broad general policies which conduce to the enact such legislation as shall make uplifting and the happiness of the | | many and then steadily endeavors 10 enact such legislation as shall make them leal. | President Taft sent to congress a series of messages on the control of trusts , the conservation of our national resources and similar subjects , that show him to be a constructive states man. If the republican congress now I in session gives his suggestions ' prompt and cordial support there need be no fear of who the people will en dorse in next year's elections. If they are icliictant and hesitating , there may be. AROUND TOWN. It's time to swear off for forty days. Pity the freezing east , con of this balmy spring clime. The candy fiend generally gives up coffee during Lent. I The state normal board plans to chop down Crabtree. ' WANTED An Industry to fill the sugar factory buildings. I Will the hens be so kind as to get busy , now that Easter is seen In the pathway ahead ? And right on top of this crusade for less expensive livings , comes the East er bonnet to buy ! It was conceded that Roosevelt had great endurance , but nobody supposed he could stand for spoiled beef. If anybody comes along and tries to sell you $700 worth of postage stamps , don't buy 'em. They're the Clearwater robbers. Incidentally , Theodore made spoiled beef out of a lot of politicians while he was in the white house. Maybe that's why he liked it so well. A 3-year-old Norfolk boy when asked how many there were in the family ex plained It this way : "There's me , and we got a baby , and we got a hired girl and a mother and we got a father. " Although merchants suffer consider able loss when hiring new clerks who eat up a good deal of the profits munching candy , cakes , etc. , it is said druggists are the heavier losers when breaking in new clerks who have the chewing gum habit. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. There are those who preach so much they haven't time to practice. There are people who live in such a way that death Is about the best luck that can befall them. The1 sympathy of a man who isn't really sorry for you , is about the most unsatisfactory thing on earth. H Is always easier to remember what you have done for others than to recall favors extended to you. We have always considered Gov ernor Hughes , of New York , too nice a man to wear his whiskers the way he does. Why can't a woman realize that it Is ridiculous to run around the streets with a great stack of false curls and puffs on her head ? Those under 20 see the form of a good fairy in the flames of a grate fire , but those past that age more often conjure up a boogy man. Every one has his ghosts : To par ents , the thing that is most haunting is the man who will come along some day and steal the daughter. "Although I am not very amiable In that line myself , I admire a man who loves his kin , and is cheerfully im posed on by them. " Parson Twine. Talk all you please about exact jus tice to all , it happens every day that a big dog chases a little dog away after the little dog has found it first. News does not seem to bo very plentiful In Kansas C'ity ; the Star of last evening mentions , a two-story house that Is to bi > built there in the spring. In the old days , modesty was appre ciated , but of late the man who screams loudest and oftcnest that ho Is the best man on earth , receives most attention. Eleven children have been named for one Atchlson woman. We men tioned this fact several days ago. Do you people propose to let this record go unchallenged ? Do you mean to say that none of you know a woman who has had more than eleven chil dren named for her ? What has be come of the spirit of competition that prevailed among you when the oldest so wing'machine was mentioned ? Home Course In Live Stock Farming XV. Sheep Raising. By C. V. GREGORY , Aulluir of "Home Course In Modern Aurlculttire , " "Makliitf Money on the lupin , " lite. Copyright , IL'OO. by American I'rev * Asjoclntlon. * NDER favorable conditions thu sheep Is one of the most ptolliablc kinds of live stock ihnl can be raised. The llrst essential to success In thin business Is a liking for It. The second Is a proper location. Sheep kept on low pasluro-i become wormy or a IT tried with fool rot and are seldom profitable. Sheep arc able to use large amounts of rough feed that would otherwise go to waste , making economical gains on feed that the other animals of the farm will not touch. They are espe cially good for cleaning up weedy land. There Is no better method of ridding a weed Infested Held of the crop which renders It worthless for agricultural purposes than to turn It over to the tender men-leu of a Hock of sheep. It matters little what species of weed has obtained the supremacy ; it is doomed to extinct Ion. TSe Mutton Type. For prodn ing high class mutton Shropshire's , : inl Southdowns are large ly used. The\ , are the most perfect roprosontathes iif the- mutton type , but are someiImeM criticised because of their small lzi- and consequent | nck of capacity for rough feed. Whore there Is a large amount of roughnge to be p'i ' away with some ou < > of the large lir- " ! * . such as Cotswold or Ox- KIO. XXVIII.OOOI ) HIIllorHIIlltE SIIKBI' . ford , will probably be more satisfac tory. On the ranges of the west the hardy Merinos are best adapted to the conditions. In getting a start in the sheep busi ness , especially If you luivo never raised sheep , it IH best to buy three or four owes of the desired breed. In be- looting owes where mutton is to be the chief consideration considerable atten tion should be paid to the mutton type. This is much the same as the moat type in other animals. They should be broad , deep and fairly long , with good spring of rib and broad , well cov ered back and loin. The rump should lie Ion : : and the bind legs well mealed both inside- and out. as this , together with the back and loin , is the most valuable part of the sheep. The qual ity should do good , as shown In fine head and bone. The constitution should be good. : is shown by depth of chest , largo nostrils and width between the fore lojrs. i J ootl quality of wool Is shown by a close , even crimp. The wool should be dense on all parts of the body. It should not bo harsh , and the fiber should bo strong and not easily broken. There should be no dead hairs In the wool. Sheep are often trimmed so as to ap pear much wider and blockler than they really are. The only way to toll the real form of a trimmed sheep Is by touch. In going over a sheep with the hands do not dig Into the wool with the fingers , thus tearing It apart and lessening the value of the fleece , but fed with the palms of the out stretched hand. In buying ewes bo sure to examine tboir mouths carefully. Ewes that are "down In the mouth"- that K thnt are so old that tholr tooth are worn d-iwn to the gums-are a los Ing proposition. Handling Breeding Sheep. When ewes are bought of a brcede * they will usually bo bred. In raising lambs for market on any considerable scale owes bought on the general mar ket are a good deal cheaper , and very good results can bo obtained If mated to a good , pure bred ram. The sanio points of form spoken of In connection with the owe should be looked after in selecting the ram. In addition , ho should show masculinity In a strong head , thli k neck and largo chest. His legs should be strong , especially In the pasterns , and ho should not bo over- fat. The ram should be from a strain of profitable producers. Whore a ram lamb is used for serv ice fifteen or twenty ewes are as many as he can well handle. It Is hotter and more profitable to use a more mature sire. A yearling can servo thirty to forty owes and an old ram sixty when they are left to run with the flock all the time. A bettor plan is to turn ( lie ram In with the owes for a short time , only at morning and night , keeping him In a pen by himself the rest of the time. In this way the ram can serve double the number of ewos. It Is a good plan to smear the ram's breast with paint before - fore turning him out with the owes. Then nftrr ho Is taken out a brlof glnnce will show Just which ewes have been bred. Those can bo marked with onr tags or paint and the date of service - ice recorded. These ewes should be" kept in a pen by themselves for a few days until the period of heat Is over. Twenty weeks Is the usual time of gestation in ewes. On the general farm the orcferahln tlmo to hav * th lambs come IH Jimt about the time the grass IH starting well. If you are in the pure bred business It will pay to have the Inmbs come a little earlier than this , IIH the larger lambs bring bettor prices IIH breeders In I ho fall In older to have the OWOH come in boat as nearly the same Mini1 IIH possible a plan known as Hushing" IH often used Tills i-niiHlHtH In taking them from a rather poor pasture and turning them into a luxuriant growth of rape or some other good forage. A little grain , nay one-half pound a day per head , should also bo given. OatH and bran , with a little ollmeal added , make otio of the best rations for the ram during the brooding season. He should bo given all ho will clean up when In heavy service. Winter Care. During the winter the OWOH should be fed on a ration of outs and bran , with perhaps if little corn added. Clover hay Is one of the host forms of roughage. A little sllago will mid sue culonce to the ration , but It should not bo fed Inery largo quantities. Roots are also good for this purpose Exorcise Is essential. A winter pas ture over which ( ho owes can run will provide this , but they should not be made to depend on thin pasture for any considerable portion of tholr Iced. Sheep can stand a grout deal of cold if their lleece does not become wot. A dry , well bedded shed , open on the south , IH the best sort of winter pro tectlon. Just before lambing the wool on the flanks and udders should bo clipped. A little ollmeal should be added to the ration for two or throe weeks prior to lambing. Many of the newly born lambs will have to bo assisted to stand up and Buck , after which they will usually be able to take care of them selves. In cold weather lambn are liable to wander away from their mothers and get chilled. The best way to save a chilled lamb Is to put it In warm water' for half an hour. It should bo thoroughly dried before put ting it back In the pen. The lambs should be weaned when they are from three to four months old. Tills IH a critical time In tholr life , as a check In growth will give parasites a chance to got a start. It IH a good pinn to have a fresh pasture of cleverer or rajHto put the lambs In at thin time. Rape and clover mixed and sown with oats make excellent fall pasture after the oats are harvested. Another way of getting good fall food for lambs Is to sow rape In the corn at the last cultivation. The lambs will cat the rape , weeds and lower leaves of the corn , leaving the Held In ex cellent shape for husking without In juring the corn to any extent. The lambs should be docked and castrated while young. Feeding the Lambs. The lambs should be taught to eat before weaning , and a small ration of \ grain should bo fed from that time on There is no bettor feed for lambs than oats. When the Inmb.s are on clover pasture half the grain ration may bo made of corn. As a general rule It l better to avoid the holiday rush and market the lambs later in the season with a better finish. As soon as they are off pasture the grain should be In creased until they are getting all they will eat. Corn and clover hay make one ol' the best rations for fattenlm : sheep. Before putting the lambs Into the food lot a few of the best owes should ho sorted out to replenish tin- Hock. All unprofitable owes or those that are getting old should be shut up and fattened as soon as the lambs are weaned. Plenty of salt should bo pro vided for the sheep during the fatten ing period as well as at all oilier times of year. Salt Is more necessary to sheep than to any other class of stock Sheep are not very heavy drinkers , but they do need some water , and a supply should be provided at all times. Many feeders make a practice of buying western lambs on the market and feeding them through the winter. If good .stuff can be bought at right no. xxix.-iiiuxaiMi IIOMU TUB HIIEEP. prices and food Is not too high there is considerable profit In Mils system. In the eastern states considerable profit Is made on 'hothouse lambs. " Dorset s are the best brood from which to produce this class of lambs , as they will brood out of season. The ewes are bred In May and the lambs fitted for the Easier markot. The sheep grower is not compelled to depend upon mutton alone for his profit. The wool Is also a considerable item , usually amounting to enough teat at least pay for the food. Where a largo number of sheep are to be shear ed the work can be done more rapidly with a machine than by hand. There Is al o a saving In wool , as the ma chine clips closer barciiuc. " 1 can recommend this horse , sir. " snhl n dealer , "as a strong , sound ani mal. " "It invmt be. " agreed the customer , "to have attained Its present ago ! " A Cinch. Dubbins Do you know where I , can flnd n lot facing south ? Stubbing- Why not try around the north pole ? That's a very likely place. Judge.